Anybody ever tried this?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Pacman, May 28, 2008.

  1. Pacman

    Pacman New Member

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    The problem with fish finders is that they always point straight down. I've thought about getting a spare transducer and mount it sideways on a piece of pvc so I could point it under logjams or get a sideways view to look for fish.
    I know the depth readings would be wrong, but do you think it would work?
     
  2. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    you have to remember what a transducer does. It sends a signal out and reads the reflection of what bounces back. If you put one that sends a signal out at a horizontal plane and not a vertical one you may only get part of your signal back if anything at all.
     

  3. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    I have a hummingbird that tells ya which side of the boat; left right,front... how far away they are from the boat and how deep they are at the same time.
     
  4. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Mounting it sideways will work and the range will be correct. You will have to have the transducer at a 90 degree angle so it can receive max signal tho. Used to have a unit called a "sidefinder' that worked on the same principle...wasn't real effective tho..I think it was made by the "Bottom Line " company